Archive for August 22nd, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Garth Hudson Presents: A Canadian Celebration of the Band (2012)

Preview four new songs from the forthcoming project Garth Hudson Presents: A Canadian Celebration of the Band, featuring Garth Hudson along with famous musicians from the Great White North like Neil Young, the Cowboy Junkies and Bruce Cockburn, among others.

'Big announcement coming soon': Are the Rolling Stones finally set to unveil 50th anniversary tour plans?

Seems the Rolling Stones are finally set to unveil their 50th anniversary tour plans. Or maybe something else. Either way, there’s a big buzz about a new image posted to the band’s Facebook page.

'You can never deny the immense talent': Steve Vai on first David Lee Roth band vs. Van Halen

When David Lee Roth left Van Halen the first time, he assembled a new set of sidemen who were arguably the musical equal of his former group. Just don’t ask guitarist Steve Vai to compare the two.

One Track Mind: Art Garfunkel with Paul Simon, "My Little Town" (1975; 2012 reissue)

Art Garfunkel’s forthcoming anthology The Singer includes key moments from 10 of his solo efforts, and a number of collaborative projects with Paul Simon — none perhaps more interesting than this one.

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge, "Sacred Objects" (2012)

Hot on the heels of his collaboration (as songwriter) with guitarist/vocalist Mike Keneally, Andy Partridge has a second project due out soon with songwriter Peter Blegvad.

Mitch Seidman – For One Who Waits (2012)

For One Who Waits, the followup to guitarist Mitch Seidman’s Triangulation, begins with a series of undulating fills from drummer Claire Arenius – an early indication of the collaborative nature of the album.

One Track Mind: Alex Chilton, "Sugar, Sugar/ I Got The Feeling" (1970; 2012 reissue)

When they finally released at the beginning of this year all of Alex Chilton’s lost 1970 sessions from his abortive attempt to make his first post-Box Tops solo record, I got curious